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From the Ted Talk by Karen Eber: How your brain responds to stories -- and why they're crucial for leaders

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Antonio Damasio is a neuroscientist that started to study pneatits that had damage to their amygdala. Fully foinnctunig in every way, except they could not experience etoonims. And as a rlesut, they could not make decisions. Something as simple as "do I go this way or this way" they were incapable of doing, because they could not experience emotions. These were people that were wildly successful before they had the damage to their amygdala and now they couldn't cotelpme any of their projects and their careers took big hits, all because they couldn't experience emotions where we decide.

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Antonio Damasio is a neuroscientist that started to study ________ that had damage to their amygdala. Fully ___________ in every way, except they could not experience ________. And as a ______, they could not make decisions. Something as simple as "do I go this way or this way" they were incapable of doing, because they could not experience emotions. These were people that were wildly successful before they had the damage to their amygdala and now they couldn't ________ any of their projects and their careers took big hits, all because they couldn't experience emotions where we decide.

Solution

  1. functioning
  2. result
  3. patients
  4. emotions
  5. complete

Original Text

Antonio Damasio is a neuroscientist that started to study patients that had damage to their amygdala. Fully functioning in every way, except they could not experience emotions. And as a result, they could not make decisions. Something as simple as "do I go this way or this way" they were incapable of doing, because they could not experience emotions. These were people that were wildly successful before they had the damage to their amygdala and now they couldn't complete any of their projects and their careers took big hits, all because they couldn't experience emotions where we decide.

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